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Hello community, can you share your tips for travelling sustainably?

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Julie Wong

It really depends on your destination. In some places in Europe, you can get eco and bio hotels which practice sustainability and will offer you organic food. I prefer travelling by train or bus whenever I can avoid flying and I carry my own refillable water bottle. My Zero waste travel checklist includes
Reusable straw
Refill bottle
Lightweight blanket
Handkerchief
Digital boarding pass
Headphones

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Tatyana Author

Thank you Julie. I like your travel checklist btw. The only thing I have on that list is a refill bottle. Can you recommend an eco hotel?

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Ben Halpern

Being organized with my toiletry bag, etc. Packing the same sustainable options we use at home, minimal packaging, etc. If we are rushed or being careless it can be easy to neglect getting this right on the road. Having a good process for bringing all your necessities on the road means less waste produced along the way.

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Emilie Scofield • Edited on

There’s a company called Fairbnb.coop that offers sustainable holiday rentals. I recently found a few sustainable travel companies you may consider checking out oneflylife.com and togoeang.com

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Tatyana Author

Emilie have you travelled with any of these companies?

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Emilie Scofield

Not yet but Fairbnb Looks good, I think I’m going to used them for my next vacation.

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Oli Guei

Hey @tatyana , I've written a newsletter on this topic last spring. Here are the main tips from that newsletter:

  • Fly direct to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Travel by rail or road as much as possible
  • Travel somewhere less touristy
  • Use reuseable items during your travel
  • Explore the city on foot and bicycle
  • Look for sustainable accommodations

I hope the above tips will help you!

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Tatyana Author

Thank you!